Friday, April 22, 2011

April 16, 2011

Beer: DAGDA Strong Irish Red Ale, New Old Lompoc Brewery

I hate doing these types of posts, but I feel a responsibility to tell the darn, honest truth. Yuck.

Double yuck.

Eww, even.

Let me preface this review by saying that New Old Lompoc is one of my favorite breweries in the area. C-Note, and some of their other beers are really flavorful and well-balanced. I encourage anyone to pick some up.

But not DAGDA.

This was Lompoc's Spring/St. Patrick's Day/Seasonal release, which is probably the best news because it means this stuff isn't available all year round for unassuming and unsuspecting drinkers. DAGDA poured red with a lot of foam. The best way I can describe the taste is boggy. It's quirky. It's so hard to categorize because I've never tasted anything like it. I thought it started to taste better, but I'm pretty sure I was imagining things.

I'm not the biggest fan of red ales, but I've certainly enjoyed some. I was close to almost dumping this one out into the sink. I suppose I can't complain. Just do yourself favor and steer clear of this one.


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In 2004, George was inducted posthumously in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. As a tribute, several musicians played this classic in remembrance of the man who created one of my favorite albums, All Things Must Pass. The star-studded lineup includes Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, Dhani Harrison...and Prince. Watch as Prince brings the house down with what might be the best solo ever on this particular song.

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